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442

Proposed non-hazardous industrial liquid wastes treatment plant at Forrestdale

Status: Final
Proponent: Water Authority of Western Australia
Release Date: 22 December 1989
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428

Proposed Turf Farm, Liddelow Road, Banjup

Status: Final
Proponent: Gazon Pty Ltd
Release Date: 17 March 1990
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426

Albany Harbours Environmental Study - Summary and recommendations

Summary: This report presents a brief summary and recommendations of the Albany Harbours Environmental Study.
Status: Final
Release Date: 17 March 1990
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424

Nature Conservation, Landscape and Recreation Values of the Lesueur Area

Summary:

The Lesueur Area of 27,493 ha is near Jurien Bay, some 220 km to the north of Perth. It has long been recognised as an area of outstanding flora conservation values, complex geological features and unusually rugged terrain in the subdued landforms of the northern kwongan region

Its exceptionally diverse flora of 821 species represents 10 per cent of the State's known flora. Seven species are declared rare and endangered, and several more may warrant similar status. Lesueur is comparable with the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River National Parks as one of the three most significant areas for flora conservation in southwestern Australia, but it is currently only a collection of unvested reserves and vacant Crown land. It is especially important because it is largely free of dieback disease.

The fauna is diverse, with at least 15 mammal, 124 bird, 48 reptile and 9 frog species. The area is critically important to the survival of hole-nesting birds such as Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, and is rich in birds of the kwongan.

It has been recommended for reservation by botanists, the Australian Academy of Science, the Conservation Through Reserves Committee and the Environmental Protection Authority. These recommendations were endorsed by State Cabinet in 1976 and again in 1983, but the presence of coal deposits at the eastern end of the Lesueur Area has prevented reservation to the present day.

The National Parks and Nature Conservation Authority has recommended that the Lesueur Area be declared a national park.

In 1989, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) sought from the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) a detailed evaluation of the nature conservation, landscape and recreation values of the Lesueur Area. This publication is CALM's submission to the EPA.

It should be emphasised that this report only covers technical areas within CALM's responsibility (i.e. nature conservation, landscapes and recreational use in a proposed conservation reserve context). Other Government agencies will address aspects such as mineral resources, energy supply, economic and social issues, hydrology, air pollution, etc., in their own submissions to the EPA.


Status: Final
Proponent: A Report to Environmental Protection Authority from the Depart of Conservation and Land Management
Release Date: 2 February 1990
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422

Jangardup Assessment Report

Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands (WA) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 29 December 1989
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421

Expansion of Satellite Earth Station Complex in Gnangara

Status: Final
Proponent: OTC Limited
Release Date: 12 January 1990
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420

Proposed Transmission Line Corridor from the Northern Terminal Sub-Station to Pinjar Gas Turbine Power Station

Status: Final
Release Date: 29 December 1989
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419

Proposed Remedial Treatment of the State Engineering Works, North Fremantle

Status: Final
Release Date: 22 December 1989
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418

Proposed Victoria - Bickley redevelopment scheme Water Authority of Western Australia : report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority

Status: Final
Proponent: Water Authority of Western Australia
Release Date: 22 December 1989
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417

Proposed non-hazardous industrial liquid wastes treatment plant at Forrestdale

Summary: The Health Department acting under instructions from the Cabinet Committee on Metropolitan Waste has proposed a non-hazardous industrial liquid waste treatment plant at Forrestdale on the existing Metropolitan Septage Treatment Plant site.
Status: Final
Proponent: Health Department of Western Australia
Release Date: 30 November 1989
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416

Proposed Abattoir Aurisch Road, Gingin

Status: Final
Proponent: D'Orsogna Bros Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 December 1989
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415

Roller No. 1 - Oil Exploration Permit TP/3 Part 1

Status: Final
Proponent: Wapet Pty Ltd
Release Date: 12 August 1989
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414

Warwick Regional Open Space, Proposed Concept Plans

Summary: In November 1989 the City of Wanneroo submitted a study and concept plans for the Warwick Regional Open Space which is subject to Environmental Protection Authority System 6 Report recommendation M11. The study proposes that portions of the area be used for recreational purposes with other areas to be set aside for conservation.
Status: Final
Proponent: City of Wanneroo
Release Date: 1 December 1989
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413

Kwinana Air Separation Unit

Status: Final
Proponent: Liquid Air WA Pty Ltd
Release Date: 22 December 1989
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412

Albany Harbours Environmental Study 1988-89

Summary: This report presents a summary and recommendations of the Albany Harbours Environmental Study which was conducted over two years from 1988 to 1989. A brief report of the study and recommendations is outlined in a companion document (EPA Bulletin 426). These two reports have been prepared not only for those responsible for making major management decisions but also for private individuals with an interest in the Albany Harbours. These reports and recommendations, and the issues raised by public submissions will form the basis of an Environmental Protection Authority submission to Government.
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 December 1989
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411

Geraldton Port Expansion

Status: Final
Proponent: Geraldton Port Authority
Release Date: 10 March 1990
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410

Proposed Synthetic Rutile Plant Expansion Narngulu Industrial Estate, Geraldton

Status: Final
Release Date: 8 December 1989
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409

Recycling - Cost Analysis and Energy Balance

Status: Final
Release Date: 8 December 1989
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408

Boddington Gold Mine Project - Mining Processing of the Supergene/Basement Ores

Status: Final
Proponent: Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 December 1989
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407

A Review of State Government Agency Programmes - Monitor Environmental Impacts of Pesticides in Western Australia

Status: Final
Release Date: 20 October 1989
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406

Land Use Development Mundaring - Waste Management - Stoneville Road

Status: Final
Release Date: 22 September 1989
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405

Herdsman Lake - Glendalough Open Space

Status: Final
Release Date: 22 September 1989
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404

EPA comments on planning for the future of the Perth Metropolitan Region

Status: Final
Release Date: 22 September 1989
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403

Eneabba West Mineral Sands Project

Status: Final
Proponent: AMC Mineral Sands Ltd
Release Date: 22 September 1989
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402

Review of Environmental Impact Procedures

Status: Final
Release Date: 22 September 1989
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401

Inquiry into a pollution incident involving Toluene Diisocyanate

Status: Final
Release Date: 29 September 1989
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400

Control of Queensland Fruit Flies

Status: Final
Release Date: 15 September 1989
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399

Further Naval Facility Development at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, Western Australia

Status: Final
Proponent: Dept of Defence
Release Date: 29 September 1989
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398

Port Kennedy Regional Recreation Centre

Summary: The Port Kennedy proposal involves the creation of a major public recreation and conservation park venue for the community of Western Australia at a key coastal site in the Perth metropolitan region.
Status: Final
Proponent: Port Kennedy Joint Venture
Release Date: 30 September 1989
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397

Proposed Industrial Development - Tonkin Industrial Park

Status: Final
Proponent: Northcorp Limited
Release Date: 29 September 1989
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395

Ceramics Plant, Malaga

Summary: Pursuant to Section 46(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Minister for Environment has requested the Environmental Protection Authority to inquire and report on the suggestion that Condition 1, point 1, which requires that the proponent carry out its manufacturing process between the hours of 6.00 am and 10.00 am, be changed so that the hours of operation are between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm.
Status: Final
Proponent: Australian Refractory Ceramics Pty Ltd
Release Date: 21 August 1989
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394

Three Mile Hill gold project near Coolgardie

Status: Final
Release Date: 25 August 1989
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393

Proposed Beenyup wastewater ocean outlet duplication into Marmion Marine Park

Summary: The proposal, by the Water Authority of Western Australia, consists of a preferred option of constructing a 1420 mm diameter pipeline from the Water Authority of Western Australia's property adjacent to the Ocean Reef Boat Harbour, out to sea for a distance of 1800 m. This proposal will increase the capacity to dispose of treated wastewater from the current level of 54 Megalitres per day (ML/day) to a maximum of 150 ML/day. The secondary treated effluent will be discharged into the ocean via some 50 individual ports (~125 mm diameter) located laterally along the last 200 m of the pipe. This section of the pipeline is known as the diffuser. At this point the water depth is about 10 m and as the effluent rises to the surface from each port, it mixes with the surrounding seawater. The initial dilution is estimated to be approximately 50 times and further dilution is achieved by dispersion through wind driven currents. Bacterial concentrations are also reduced by die-off due mainly to the action of ultraviolet light. The proposed outlet is required by the winter of 1992 and this implies a launch date of March 1992, on the basis of a bottom-pull method of construction.
Status: Final
Proponent: Water Authority of Western Australia
Release Date: 1 January 1990
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392

Marine Industries Ltd Two Lakes Trout Farm - Pemberton

Status: Final
Proponent: Marine Industries Limited
Release Date: 2 February 1990
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391

Middle Swan Primary School

Status: Final
Release Date: 15 July 1989
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390

Busselton mineral sands deposit

Status: Final
Release Date: 9 June 1989
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389

Argyle diamond mine - Alluvial Mining Project

Status: Final
Release Date: 9 June 1989
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388

Thomsons Lake urban structure study and South Jandakot development Water Resources Management Plan

Status: Final
Release Date: 9 June 1989
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387

Sodium cyanide plant extension

Status: Final
Proponent: Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd
Release Date: 15 July 1989
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386

Port Geograph Interstruct Pty Ltd, Naturalists Dev Pty Ltd.

Status: Final
Proponent: Interstruct Pty Ltd. Naturaliste Development Pty Ltd
Release Date: 12 May 1989
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385

Murray Lakes Golf Complex and Residential Estate

Status: Final
Proponent: Sunland Pty Ltd
Release Date: 19 May 1989
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384

Cooljarloo Joint Venture withdrawn

Status: Final
Release Date: 12 May 1989
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383

Proposed Sandy Point Seismic Survey Cape Range WA

Status: Final
Proponent: Ampol Exploration Ltd
Release Date: 1 April 1989
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382

Oil Exploration Permit EP325 Exmouth Gulf Western Australia

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 May 1989
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380

Eastern Corridor Major Roads Study

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 March 1989
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379

Petro Industries Co. Ltd. Environmental Management Programme Vo. 1

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 March 1989
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378

Port Mandurah Development - Esperance Mandurah Pty Ltd

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 April 1989
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377

Mineral Sands Dried Process Plant Muchea. Cooljarloo Joint Venture: Change to conditions relating to timing of preparation of environmental management plan

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 March 1989
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375

Proposed Bunbury Holiday Resort, Lot 5, Old Coast Road, Australind

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 March 1989
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371

South Jandakot Drainage Management Plan and Beeliar compensating channels

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 March 1989
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1468

Environmental and health performance of waste to energy technologies

Summary:

Advice of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

On 16 November 2011, the Minister for Environment wrote to the Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the Chairman of the Waste Authority, requesting that the two Authorities investigate the environmental and health performance of waste to energy technologies internationally.

This request sought information on:

  • legislation for the establishment and operation of waste to energy facilities, focussed on emissions, in jurisdictions where these facilities currently exist;
  • current emissions from established and operating best practice facilities; and
  • current and historical level of compliance of these facilities.

The Minister requested that the information gathered be from full-scale, commercial plants that process municipal solid waste (MSW) and from a variety of technology types.

To assist with this investigation, WSP Environment and Energy Ltd were engaged to undertake a technical review of waste to energy plants around the world. These technical reports are attached. The reports provide detailed information to address the issues identified by the Minister for Environment. This advice from the EPA and Waste Authority draws on the technical advice to make recommendations that are relevant to the Western Australian situation.

Appendices:

Summary Report – Waste to Energy - A review of legislative and regulatory frameworks, state of the art technologies and research on health and environmental impacts. (pdf 3.93 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage One (pdf 1.16 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage Two (pdf 5.83 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage Three (pdf 581 kb)


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